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Reidsville Police Chief Placed on Administrative Leave, Internal Investigation Ongoing

The Chief of Police in the City of Reidsville has been placed on administrative leave, according to a news release issued by the city on Monday afternoon.

City Attorney Duann Cowart Davis said Chief Stacey Wilds was placed on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation.

“The matter has been turned over to the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Department, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been contacted. Assistant Chief of Police Michael Jarrell will serve as acting Chief of Police for the City of Reidsville during the pendency of this investigation,” the news release said.

No further information is available at this time. Wilds was named police chief in August 2018 after the departure of then-chief Dianne Sapp. Reidsville is located in Tattnall County.

This story is developing.

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Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."



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    March 24, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Sorry , Practicing social distancing can’t be dealing with any democratic liberal idiots today and that is all I am gonna say ! Jesus take the wheel and let the ignorant be healed .

    • Jessica Szilagyi

      Jessica Szilagyi

      March 24, 2020 at 12:18 pm

      Any interest in explaining what this has to do with liberals? Or ignorance?

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      March 24, 2020 at 6:26 pm

      Jesus was liberal

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